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Democracy Now! Monday, May 26, 2003


Published May 26, 2003


"Afghan Massacre: The Convoy of Death," Part 2: Award-Winning Director/Producer Jamie Doran Alleges a Media Cover-Up of US Complicity in the Massacre of up to 3,000 Taliban Prisoners
This recording is not available for purchase through Democracy Now!. Buy the recording at ACFTV’s web site . Jamie Doran says of State Department official Larry Schwartz, “Larry said and I quote directly, ‘You have to understand, we’re involved, we’re in touch with the national [newspapers] on a daily basis—this story won’t run, even if it’s true.’” And television industry insiders told Doran, “not now Jamie.”

Democracy Now! Exclusive: Four Peace Activists Throw Their Blood on the Deck of the USS Philippine Sea, the First U.S. Warship to Attack Afghanistan After September 11th
As President Bush calls for Americans to unite in prayer, Plowshares activists take the call a step further, quoting from the book of Isaiah to “turn swords into plowshares.”

Three Dominican Nuns Await Sentencing for Damaging Nuclear Site in Colorado
The nuns cut the chain securing a nuclear missile site in northeastern Colorado and entered. They are convicted of injuring and obstructing national defense, and of inflicting more than $1,000 of damage to government property.

Five Members of the Pacifist Catholic Worker Movement Face 10 Years in Prison for Peace Protests at Shannon Airport in Ireland
The peace activists poured human blood on the runway that has been servicing the U.S. military, built a shrine on the runway dedicated to Iraqi children and entered a hanger to disarm a warplane.

Remembering Peace Veteran Phil Berrigan (1923-2002)
Phil Berrigan, a WWII veteran, lifelong anti-war activist and founder of the Plowshares Movement, was the first Roman Catholic priest to be imprisoned for political reasons in the United States.


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